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A fragment of a thin cotton dastarkana, or "summer carpet," with seams running through the center and along the border. The center consists of undyed cotton with staggered rows of repeated red poppy plants, some of which are upside down. The border consists of a green ground with a row of red...

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Provenance

1966, Nasli Heeramaneck (b. 1902 - d. 1971) and Alice Heeramaneck (b. 1910 - d. 1993), New York. 1966, John Goelet, Ambainville (Oise) France; 1966, gift of Goelet to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 11, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of John Goelet

Indian (perhaps Burhanpur, the Deccan), Mughal dynasty, late 17th or early 18th century

Object Place

possibly Burhanpur, the Deccan, Central India, India

Dimensions

Overall: 169.9 x 118.6 cm (66 7/8 x 46 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

66.866

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, painted, mordant dyed and resist dyed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles